I've beeen coloring my hair for longer than I can remember, and keeping it feeling soft and conditioned without leaving it limp or thick with product has been an on-going problem. On-going, that is, until I found the Rusk Brilliance line for color-treated hair.
I use both the shampoo and leave-in conditioner. Rusk began as a salon line, about $15 for 13.5 ounces, and $20 for a liter. It can now be found at Target, for $9.95 for the 13.5 ounce size, and I found the liter size at TJ Maxx for $9.99 as well.
Both shampoo and conditioner contain grapefruit and honey, and have a light fresh fragrance that is not overwhelming. The shampoo also contains Vitamins A and E, sea kelp, and vegetable protein to strengthen and condition hair. One shampoo is enough to leave my hair feeling clean and soft, and the shampoo rinses out easily. The conditioner has the same ingredients mentioned for the shampoo, a well as sunflower extract and Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) which help to seal in the color and protect the hair.
I bought the liter size of the Rusk Brilliance Leave-in Conditioner, but had previously purchased a 4 ounce spray bottle of the product, so I refill that bottle and spray it onto my hair after towel drying and before blow-drying and styling. Unlike some leave-in conditioners, Rusk Brilliance doesn't feel sticky or heavy on my hair; it goes on like water.
These two products extend the life of my color by at least a week, and keep it looking new and natural. They have a great fragrance, and also protect my hair from sun and pollutants. Although they are more expensive than non-salon brands, they last a long time and work much better, so for me the extra price is more than worth it. My overall rating for this product is a 5!